Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department

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2024 Incidents
Month Total Runs Fires Medical

2023 Incidents
Month Total Runs Fires Medical
JAN 68 36 32
FEB 69 45 24
MAR 73 39 34
APR 75 38 37
MAY 51 25 26
JUN 57 30 27
JULY 55 39 16
AUG 64 32 32
SEPT 52 28 24
OCT 52 31 23
NOV 62 44 18
DEC 67 36 31
Total 745 423 324

2022 Incidents
Month Total Runs Fires Medical
JAN 48 15 31
FEB 38 23 15
MAR 50 21 29
APR 58 32 26
MAY 54 30 24
JUN 60 32 28
JUL 48 24 24
AUG 58 32 26
SEP 65 34 31
OCT 58 28 30
NOV 53 23 30
DEC 84 42 42
Total 674 336 336

2021 Incidents
Jan 36
Feb 34
Mar 60
Apr 44
May 44
Jun 44
Jul 40
Aug 59
Sep 37
Oct 48
Nov 49
Dec 56
Total 551

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Smoke Alarm Request Form

It is the GOAL of the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department to ensure every home has working smoke alarms. Please fill out this form if your home does not have working smoke alarms or smoke alarms are older than 10 years. The Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department will provide/install smoke alarm(s) to you at no charge. If you live outside of our primary response area we will provide assistance in contacting your local fire department. -Fire Prevention Committee

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The members of the Blacksburg Vol. Dept. would like to assist you in making your home as safe as possible. Free smoke alarms and alarm batteries are available for installation by BVFD members in residential homes located in the Blacksburg.
Name of person making the request*: Required
Relationship to property owner*: Required
Address: Required
Phone Number: Required
Name of Primary Resident*: Required
Email: Required
Own or Rent?: Required
How many Floors: Required
How many bedrooms?: Required
Do you currently have working smoke alarms in the home?: Required
Are any residents hearing or visually impaired?: Required
How many children reside in the home?: Required
How many adults reside in the home?: Required
Please note that if you are renting your home the landlord is required to provide you with a working smoke alarm(s) upon initial move-in and replace defective alarms. It is your responsibility to notify the landlord of missing or defective alarms. If you live outside of the Blacksburg Fire District please contact your local fire department to request a smoke alarm or batteries.

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips Smoke alarms save lives. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or non-working smoke alarms. When there is a fire, smoke spreads quickly and smoke alarms alert you to get out. Safety Tips •Replace all smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and hard-wired alarms, when they are 10 years old or sooner if they do not respond properly. •Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. If possible, interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound. •Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button. •Smoke rises; install smoke alarms following manufacturer's instructions high on a wall or on a ceiling. Save and refer to manufacturer's instructions for testing and maintenance. •Be sure the smoke alarm has the label of a recognized testing laboratory. •Alarms that are hard-wired (and include battery backup) must be initially installed by a qualified electrician. •If cooking fumes or steam sets off nuisance alarms, replace the alarm with an alarm that has a "hush" button. A "hush" button will reduce the alarm’s sensitivity for a short period of time. •Smoke alarms that include a recordable voice announcement in addition to the usual alarm sound, may be helpful in waking children through the use of a familiar voice. •Smoke alarms are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These devices use strobe lights. Vibration devices can be added to these alarms. •Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan.

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